178. New Bethany Home
The New Bethany Home actually covers the facilities in Louisiana due to the school being forced to move around every time the authorities began to investigate them.
They have been located near Longstreet, Walterboro and Arcadia. Mack and Thelma Ford were managers. Two employees Olin King and Robert King were convicted of false imprisonment but managed to get on probation instead of jail.
It didn’t sound like a fun place to be as a teenager.
- It took 7 months to literally beat God out of me, and 27 years to be able to forgive those responsible. (Clark Word blog)
- State wins round in school inspection (The Advocate – Baton Rouge, La.)
- Detention center loses fight–Lawsuit pitched; Louisiana preacher holding Colorado teen will face inspection (Rocky Mountain News)
- The Long Road to New Bethany and Back